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be an understatement. with opposition that goes well beyond congress. a new nra tv ad calls the president an elitist hypocrite for being skeptical about armed guards in schools.while the secret service protects his two daughters. and some law enforcement officials - including this kentucky sheriff -- say they will refuse to comply with any laws they feel are unconstitutional. but the ground may still be shifting in the president's favor. a new cnn poll says 55% of americans 'do' want stricter gun control. some of the other executive orders. include one that would allow communities to hire more schoold another that d require federal law enforcement to trace all recovered guns. the n-r-a released its response in a commercial. grant lodes joins us with more on what the white house is ripping as a deeply personal attack. and the nra is referencing the president's daughters in this online ad that the n- r-a pre-emptively released yesterday. the white house pushing back, issuing a stern response to that ad: saying in part: "most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a
president biden met with gun owner groups today. including n-r-a representataives. he's heading up the president's task force to fight gun violence. and they're moving fast. biden says they'll have some recommendations for the president by tuesday. it's expected that universal background checks for all gun owners could be in the mix. the n-r-a meantime. says it's disappointed with the meeting. >> this anti-terrorist safety feature will cost $31 million. and the budget is only $8 million. caltran that it believes that this is a critical component for its safety and it is important. here is a breakdown of the $31 million. $15.7 million, $3.2 million for the telecommunications system. the chair of the toll of 40 committee and his team want to meet with the golden gate district to try to figure out why the new bay bridge is so much higher. he believes that the c h p should a absorb some of this. because of this requested amount is so much more than the budgeted amount we feel that it is appropriate to investigate further tortola payers' money is well spent. that is coming from the reha
the edges, maybe banning high capacity ammunition magazines, that might be possible. the nra is the big issue, but i wouldn't say it's necessarily on the republican side only, it's on the democratic side also. you have fully half of your new senate has either an a+, a or a- rating from the nra. so if you want anything to happen on gun control, you're going to have at least half of the senate upsetting the nra and that's a very difficult proposition." > "there is no more uphill fight than this. the question is, do we fight or do we knuckle under?" >> the man accused of shooting scores of movie- goers at an aurora colorado movie theater last summer is expected to face a judge on monday. the court will decide then if there is enough evidence to require james holmes to stand trial. casey wian has the details. >> aurora, colorado, just after midnight, july 20, 2012. >> 9-1-1 cal. 315 and 314 first shooting at century theaters, 14 300 east alameda avenue, they're saying somebody's shooting in the auditorium. >> he came down with his gun in my face. he was about three feet away in that inciden
president biden met with groups all week-- from gun control advocates, to the n-r-a-- hoping to find a solution to the nation's gun violence problem. the issue isn't just dividing lawmakers. as athena jones tells us, religious groups are also at >> "you all know this is a complicated issue." >> reporter: gun control is front and center at the white house. and a matter of debate among christians. (church bells) >> "there is a fascinating religious divide on the issue of gun control." >> reporter: a survey by the public religion research institute- conducted before the newtown shooting- found six in ten catholics support stricter gun control laws, compared to about a third of white evangelical protestants and 42 percent of white mainline protestants. >> "it's just not about theology. it's also about culture and geography." >> reporter: the poll also found white evangelicals are the most likely to own guns. many live in southern and rural areas where guns are a way of life. so what does the bible say about weapons? >> "scripture teaches that christians are not to take weapons and avenge
plan for the district. the idea is similar to one proposed by the n-r-a after the new-town shooting. but the local mayor says he came up with the idea even before the n-r-a suggestion. >> jacqueline: a very cold night. temperatures already freezing. no. forecast, coming u your forecast, coming up underway. >> video captured by an onlooker shows the chaos on a partially frozen california lake after a man fell through the ice on christmas day the sledder lost control and slid right into the part of the lake that wasn't frozen. several people tried to help -- and many of them also fell through the ice. rachel kim talked to the witnesses. >> one man walked his dog but and the moments, there were frozen with fear. one man's went through the ice. >> one person said that he could not swim and it was panic it was difficult to watch. we've watched him and we did not think that he was going to come back up. >> one after another they were also falling into the frigid waters. a chain reaction of slips and falls in. >> i ran back up to the car and asked for the rope. i went back down and i threw
the n-r-a leadership's defiant and unsympathetic response to the newtown, conn., massacre, that winning even the most common- sense reforms will require a fight." >> meantime, this was day two of the preliminary hearing for james holmes. the man charged in the colorado movie theatre massacre. 12 people died and dozens were injured. prosecutors today gave the court a better look at just how elaborately they say holmes set up his plot to kill. catherine heenan has the details. >> catherine: holmes looks very different from the days right after he was arrested. a brown moustache and beard - replacing the dyed red hair. the first 9-1-1 call made to police from the movie theatre last july was played today. during which at least 30 shots are heard in the 27- second call. other testimony today included officers explaining the very elaborate booby trap system they say holmes had waiting for them in his apartment. there was a thermos full off glycerin leaning over a hot skillet.filled with another chemical. a trip wire linked the thermos to the front door. holmes they say - had soaked his carpet
'm here to support it. >> the 2nd amendment we gotta have it. >> i'm not an nra member, i don't usually do these types of things i just feel i need to make myself heard a little bit >> reporter: beyond the rhetoric of anger and defiance there were those who felt the recent tragedy that has brought gun rights to the national stage has been taken too far. >> i have children and i was appalled just like everyone else in this country about what happened in newtown but i really felt strongly about certain politicians, the president and other politicians and some of the gun control advocates manipulating the newtown tragedy for their purposes. >> reporter: a small contingent of those gun control advocates stood at the fringe of the gathering in silent opposition. >> some of us are gun owners that believe that president obama's plan is the correct thing to do right now. >> the president and the vice president have proposed reasonable rules to register, to keep violence out of our schools. i would think the people on the other side of the parking lot would agree with those rules. >> if there were
stand together, we stand a chance". some demonstrators targeted the n-r-a with their signs, while others held up names of gun violence victims. across the street, a counterdemonstration. dick heller was there. >> "it's a dangerous city when people are disarmed." both rallies come a day after vice president joe biden hit the road to promote the president's plan for new firearm laws. several high-powered speakers addressed the crowd at the gun control march. but perhaps the most powerful testimony came from colin goddard. a survivor of the 2007 massacre at virginia tech. >> "we need to challenge any politician who thinks it's easier to ask an elementary school teacher to stand up to a gunman with an ar-15, than it is to ask them to stand up to a gun lobbyist with a checkbook." (cheers & applause) >> reporter: the independent firearm owners association president says gun violence won't be solved with a ban. >> "what is going to be the impact on the future ban of those magazines and guns on criminals or crazy people? zero. nada." >> reporter: but lori bennett hopes for better odds than that.
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